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Past Exam for ATOC 4720 - Introduction to Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics with Cassano at Colorado (CU)

Exam Information

Material Type:Final
Professor:Cassano
Class:ATOC 4720 - Introduction to Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics
Subject:Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
University:University of Colorado - Boulder
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Keywords:
  • Point Temperature
  • Temperature
  • Relationship
  • Mixing Ratio
  • Perspective
  • Necessary Work
  • Interpretation
  • Unsaturated Air
  • Hemispheres
  • Following Problems
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ATOC 4720 Final Exam Name: Answer Key 8 May 2007 Instructions: Complete the following problems, showing all necessary work. Answers that are not legible or do not show the necessary work will be given a grade of zero. Make sure to include correct units for all answers. You may use your "cheat sheet" from exam 1 as well as a new "cheat sheet" of equations for this exam. Your cheat sheets must be turned in with your exam. 1. What three conservation laws (or basic physical principles) are used in deriving the equations that describe the atmosphere? Conservation of mass Conservation of energy Conservation of momentum 2a. Explain why there is a westerly jet stream in the mid-latitudes of the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The westerly jet stream is due to the temperature difference between the warm equator and the cold poles. This gives ?T ?y <0 in the Northern hemisphere and ?T ?y >0 in the Southern hemisphere. The thermal wind relationship: ?u g ?z = ? gf T 00 ?T ?y ...

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